Apparently there is an underground phenomenon of panty stealing. I have no idea why anyone would want to steal bras and panties, new or used. Is it the rush of stealing something or is it because they really need a new pair of Victoria’s Secret lacy little things. I really hope there stealing because they want to be famous. Can you imagine going to jail and telling your jail buddies that you are a hardened criminal whose crimes involve stealing matching pink bra and panty sets? I can understand in college the thrill of a panty raid, but seriously this is ridiculous. Here is a few stories I dug up on the topic.
-Hundreds of bras and panties worth $4,650 were missing from the Seminole Towne Center store Victoria’s Secret. Employees said they recently noticed the underwear missing from drawers at the front of the store where surveillance cameras don’t record. Employees described the varieties of bras of being black, nude, white, leopard and pink with lace. “At this point we don’t have any video evidence,” said Sgt. Dave Morgenstern from Sanford police. “We don’t have anybody that’s witnessed anything. We are hoping that someone says ‘I thought I saw somebody in the Victoria Secret putting something in their pants or their pockets.’ If you see that, let us know or store people know.” Police aren’t sure if the suspect is a man or woman and details of the stolen merchandise may not help them much either. They said sizes of the stolen bras range from 32A to 38D from their “Very Sexy” collection.
-3,000 pairs of stolen panties found in home of underwear thief. Police in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 55-year-old part-time shop assistant on suspicion of stealing underwear from a woman’s home. The suspect, Yukio Kusumoto, was charged with stealing three pairs of underwear with a combined value of 1,500 yen from a 32-year-old shop assistant as they were drying on her first floor balcony. When police searched Kusumoto’s home, they found around 3,000 other pairs of women’s underwear. Kusumoto was quoted by police as saying: “I’ve stolen from other homes too. I’ve always been interested in women’s underwear.”
- An Oxford district attorney wants the man accused of raiding the homes of North Mississippi female college students and stealing their undergarments to be added to the sex offender registry. Joseph Paul Lillo, the so-called “panty thief,” was arrested in October and charged with 11 counts of burglary. Lillo broke into Oxford, Mississippi homes through unlocked doors. He would then steal the underwear and a picture of the female who lived there. “If he would do that, he might go a little bit farther,” said mother Leslie Morris. District Attorney Ben Creekmore is pushing legislators to pass a bill that would make crimes like Lillo’s a sex crime. “The danger here is someone who would break into somebody’s house and steal panties could very easily escalate later into something different if you do not put restrictions on them,” said Creekmore. If the crime is made a sex crime, the suspect would have to register as a sex offender if convicted. They would have to let the authorities know where he is living as a way to keep up with them. “I think breaking and entering, so that’s a crime,” said Oxford resident Paul Comer. “As far as a sex crime, I guess you could consider it a sex crime.” If Lillo is convicted, he would likely not fall under the new law.
A word of advice to would-be panty thief’s: How about just using the internet for getting your panty and bra fetishes on? This won’t land you in jail- OK?